Buying a blazer

It had been a long time since I had the need or desire to buy some ‘dressy’ clothes.  I work at home and when when I work at trade shows I have found it more optimum for sales to dress ‘nice casual’.  Well, more recently the girl of my dreams and one particular son have been wanting me to ‘upgrade’ a little.  In this ‘upgrade’ I decided that I needed a blazer or some kind of dressy jacket.  I’m not at the point of needing or wanting a suit yet….

While in Toronto recently I asked a friend where to go for this and he suggested Tom’s Place in Kensington Market.  (Just northwest of Dundas and Spadina for those who don’t know and are interested.)  I had day before I left and went for a walk downtown and wandered around Kensington so was able to manage to drop in and try a couple of jackets. The people there were incredibly helpful and intuitive:
http://www.toms-place.com/

I did not purchase one but am so glad that I tried a couple on!  There were high end and fit beautifully.  It has been a number of years since I had bothered to wear some nice clothes like that.  No wrinkles or tightness anywhere.  The jackets and suits at Tom’s were not cheap and I wanted to walk away before purchasing.

I did and came back to Calgary without purchasing.  The other day I went into a store that had new but much reduced prices and I tried on several and finally found one that looked good and fit as those high end Jackets in Toronto.  Turned out this one was quite a high end name brand, excellent quality jacket and I was able to get it for about 75% off.  Nice deal and perfect fit.  I would not have known what a perfect fit was unless I had gone into a proper clothing store. If you haven’t, try it.

…and since I’ve been back I’ve had to pick up some other nicer clothes to go with the jacket so the others are not so embarrassed going out with me:)

Here are are some pics of the area in Kensington, (Spandina/Dundas) in Toronto.

Posted by Martin Jones

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